Friday, October 15, 2010

CES Sponsors Harvest Moon Paddle Oct. 22

CHESTERTOWN – Watch the sun set to the west and the full moon rise in the east during a “full moon float” at Eastern Neck Island on Friday, October 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Bogles Wharf, a public landing on Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, for gear check and instructions before heading out on the water. Previous paddling experience necessary. Bring your own canoe or kayak, life vest and flashlight.

Some would say we are “lunatics,” say trip leaders Gren Whitman and JoAnn Fairchild. “But the setting sun creates an amazing canvass of contrasting and blending colors across the sky and reflecting in the river,” says Whitman. “Great photo opportunities arise,” adds Fairchild, and paddling by the light of the moon brings you closer to the magical sounds of ducks and geese rafting in the marsh.

Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Neck and the Center for Environment & Society (CES) at Washington College. To register, or for more information, contact or 410-778-7295. In case of foul weather, the paddle will be cancelled. To learn more about recreational opportunities through the Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc. visit or call 410-639-7056. For landlubbers, there’s a shoreline cleanup at the Refuge on Sunday, October 24th, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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